Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire by Nicholas HoweNot Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire by Nicholas Howe

Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire

byNicholas Howe

Paperback | October 14, 2009

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Among the most dangerous mountains in the world, Mount Washington has challenged adventurers for centuries with its severe weather. From the days when gentlefolk ascended the heights in hoop skirts and wool suits to today's high-tech assaults on wintry summits, this book offers extensive and intimate profiles of people who found trouble on New Hampshire's Presidential Range, from the nineteenth century through present day. Veteran journalist Nicholas Howe draws on his investigative skills and familiarity with the mountains of his childhood to create this gripping collection. The result is a compelling story about our changing relationship with the mountains we love and the risks they pose. This Tenth Anniversary Edition includes a new afterword by Nicholas Howe, with commentary on how our relationship with the Presidential Range has evolved over the last decade.

Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.
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Title:Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New HampshireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 14, 2009Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934028320

ISBN - 13:9781934028322

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from For everyone who loves outdoors If you love hiking and the outdoors, you'll love this book. The White Mountains can be really cruel, and it was amazing to read about these hiker's experiences.
Date published: 2017-10-31

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First published 14 years ago, Not Without Peril has quickly risen amongst the ranks of outdoor books and is clearly deserving the title of an outdoor classic. Combining painstaking historical research with his own intimate knowledge of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Nicholas Howe recounts the struggles, deaths, and near escapes of hikers on Mount Washington. Howe gives us more than just facts of each accident, but he goes deeper, placing the accidents in the historical context of the times, including the period’s clothing and equipment, and providing a more complete understanding of the background and personalities of the people involved.